SUMMER CAMPS
Great Performing Arts Camps For All Ages
SUMMER 2017

EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIALS!
Register By MARCH 1:
$75 DISCOUNT for SummerStage Camp
$25 DISCOUNT for any Tween/Teen Specialty Camp registration

NJ Summer Acting Performing Arts Camp

SummerStage! : Grades 7 - 12
The Tween Specialty Camps : Grades 6 -8
The Teen Specialty Camps : Grades 9 -12


SummerStage!
A Complete Theater Arts Summer Camp
This Year's Production Will Be:
I, BROADWAY!
An Original Show Where Everyone Has A Leading Role!
 

Grades 7 - 12
Acting - Musical Theatre - Improvisation - Dance
Performance at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College
June 26 - July 28: 9am to 4pm
Performances July 27 & July 28
Tuition: $1200.00

The Tween Specialty Camps
Grades 6 -8
ALL Sessions meet from 9am - 12pm
- Session 1 (6/26 - 6/30): Improv Comedy Camp
- Session 2 (7/10 - 7/14): Musical Theater Camp**
- Session 3 (7/17 -7/21): Acting Intensive Camp
- Session 4 (7/24 - 7/28 ): Acting for Film & TV Camp
Tuition: $190 per session or $180 per session for 2 or more sessions
**SESSION 2 has two instructors:  Tuition is $225.00**

The Teen Specialty Camps
Grades 9 - 12
ALL Sessions meet from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

- Session 1 (6/26 - 6/30):Improv Comedy Camp
- Session 2 (7/10 - 7/14):Musical Theater Camp**
- Session 3 (7/17 -7/21): Acting Intensive Camp
- Session 4 (7/24 - 7/28): Acting for Film & TV Camp
- Session 5 (7/31 - 8/4): The One Act Play Festival

Tuition: $190 per session or $180 per session for 2 or more sessions
**SESSION 2 has two instructors:  Tuition is $225.00**

GENERAL INFORMATION / CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Click HERE for a Summer Camp Registration Form
 

Camps will be held at the NJ School of Dramatic Arts Studios
located at 593 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield.

  SummerStage! performances will be held at the Westminster Arts Center
at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield.

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to provide campers with a safe, fun, exciting environment in which to learn theater skills. We provide the highest quality theater education while encouraging students to hone their unique talents, to develop their confidence and to discover the joy of being on stage. Each student is given the opportunity to shine in his/her own way. The professional child will be given invaluable tools to help move ahead on a career path.

SummerStage!
A Complete Theater Arts Summer Camp
This Year's Production Will Be:
I, BROADWAY!

A Original Show Where Everyone Has A Leading Role!
  Grades 7 - 12
Acting - Musical Theatre - Improv - Dance
Performance at Westminster Arts Center
June 26 - July 28: 9am to 4pm
Performances July 27 & July 28
Tuition: $1200.00

ABOUT SUMMERSTAGE (Grades 7 -12)

Spend your summer in the spotlight!  Our five week camp will give actors the chance to perform in I, BROADWAY!  I, BROADWAY is a  musical revue that will be created by the cast members using songs and scenes from Broadway hits such as Hamilton, Something Rotten, Wicked, Chicago, Into The Woods, Momma Mia plus many others!  This show gives the opportunity for every cast member to have a leading role.  Each week of camp will be building toward the evening performances on July 27th and July 28th at the 300 seat Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.  No audition is required for entrance into this program. Enrollment is limited to 20 performers.

WHAT DO WE DO EACH DAY?  Mornings will consist of building skills essential for performance: focusing on acting technique, voice and speech, choreography and specialty skills such as improvisation.  Afternoons will be for rehearsing the show: providing an outlet to apply the skills you are learning.  Week one will include picking the scenes and songs that will be included in the revue.

WHAT IF I  DON'T  THINK  I'M  A GOOD SINGER OR DANCER?  NO PROBLEM!  This is a place to learn and experience. Everyone will sing and dance but you will be featured in the showcase doing what you are most comfortable with! (You might be surprised to find out that you're better than you think!)


IS THERE A FINAL PERFORMANCE?  YES! We will present an original musical revue:
I, BROADWAY on July 28 & 29th at 8pm.  Performances will be at the 300 seat Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College.

SUMMERSTAGE CAMP DIRECTOR: Mikaela Kafka  Mikaela has been working professionally as an actress and director for over 20 years. Her directing credits include James and the Giant Peach, Little Mermaid, Bugsy Malone, Into the Woods, Fiddler, High School Musical and Charlie Brown. As an actress, Mikaela has received rave reviews from the New York Times ("great comedic timing") and Talkin' Broadway ("Beautifully performed"). She was also nominated by the Star Ledger for the 2007 Best Actress of New Jersey Award. In addition to this, Mikaela has appeared in productions by the New York International Fringe Festival, Centenary Stage Company, Garage Theatre Group, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and New Jersey Dramatists.

ABOUT THE TWEEN (Grades 6 - 8) / TEEN (Grades 9 - 12)
SPECIALTY CAMPS:

WEEK 1: IMPROV COMEDY:
Give your imagination a blast of spontaneity! Learn the basic rules of improvisational comedy and then put them to use playing performance games (similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?")

WEEK 2: MUSICAL THEATER:
Here the performance elements of musical theater are examined. Through the use of group numbers, duets or solos and scenes, students work on their vocal skills while learning how to act through a song.

WEEK 3: ACTING INTENSIVE:
Through the use of monologues and scene work, students work on gaining and deepening their acting skills. Focus will be on the use of given circumstances, playing objectives, using conflicts and obstacles and identifying the needs of a character.

WEEK 4: ACTING FOR FILM & TELEVISION:
This on camera course will teach students about the TV commercial and the TV / film industry. By working on camera each day, students will learn how to prepare for the commercial audition and how to approach written material for TV and Film (while also exploring choice, size and physicality in front of the camera).

WEEK 5 (Teens): THE ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL:
Students will apply all of the their acting skills by rehearsing and performing in a professional production of one act plays (picked and directed by Directors Beth Baur & Robert Sapoff) in the Black Box Theater at The NJ School of Dramatic Arts.  The performance will be on Friday, August 4 from 7pm - 8pm.

*Enrollment is limited to 16 students per camp
                          

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Click HERE for a Summer Camp Registration Form


TO REGISTER:

SUMMERSTAGE: Students may register with a $100.00 deposit. The outstanding balance must be paid in full by JUNE 1.

All Other Camps: Students may register with a $50.00 deposit PER CAMP. The outstanding balance is due before the first day of the camp session.

MasterCard, Visa and Discover accepted.
Make checks payable to NJ School of Dramatic Arts.

WE OFFER TWO WAYS TO REGISTER:
REGISTER EARLY to ensure your spot in camp of your choice. 

  • By Phone
    You can register over the phone. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Have your credit card number and expiration date handy when you phone us at: (973) 566-9700.
  • By Mail
    Mail check or money order and completed registration form to the address on registration form. When registering by mail, your check will serve as your receipt.


PAYMENT POLICY:

  • SummerStage: Tuition must be paid in full by JUNE 1
  • Tween / Teen Specialty Camps:  The outstanding balance is due before the first day of the camp session.
  • All checks returned for non-payment will be charged a $30.00 fee.


REFUND POLICY:

  • SUMMERSTAGE
    Withdrawal before MAY 1: Full refund.
    Withdrawal from 5/1 - 5/31: $100.00 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal from 6/1 - 6/24: $250.00 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal during the first week of camp: 50% refund of tuition.
    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CAMP.
  • Tween / Teen Specialty Camps:
    Withdrawal less than 2 weeks before the start of camp session: $50 withdrawal fee
    Withdrawal on first or second day of session: 50% refund of tuition less a $50 withdrawal fee
    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE 2nd DAY OF THE SESSION


CANCELLATIONS:

Any camp or camp session is subject to cancellation if registration is not sufficient. Students will be notified by phone 3 days prior if there is to be a cancellation. Class tuition will be fully refunded.


MISSED SESSIONS:

We can not be responsible for a student's decision to miss a day of camp. There will be no refunds or make-up sessions for an absentee.


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